Warriors Come to the iHangar

This Friday, February 24th, 2017, we had the very special opportunity to host a PG&E and Golden State Warriors-sponsored youth career summit for local high school students.  This event meant a lot to us, since as a business we pride ourselves on our commitment to localinstitutions. The Warriors are widely beloved as a team for their skill on the court, and for their friendly and open personalities off the court. A visit to any Bay Area sports bar on any given game night will provide you with plenty of evidence of their popularity.

The Warriors player present, Ian Clark, came to speak about career-building initiatives for teenage youths, lending them his experience and wisdom in the professional sports industry. A resume writing workshop was held on our upstairs mezzanine, while on another section of the mezzanine mock interviews were held, to better prepare the youths for the rigorous employment application process of the working world.

 iHangar staff Bethany Shine, Tooba Durraze and Mike Ramirez pictured with Warriors' Shooting Guard Ian Clark

iHangar staff Bethany Shine, Tooba Durraze and Mike Ramirez pictured with Warriors' Shooting Guard Ian Clark

 Ian Clark speaks to local high school students at the iHangar, Friday, February 24th, 2017

Ian Clark speaks to local high school students at the iHangar, Friday, February 24th, 2017

Youth education programs have been a focus of ours ever since we opened our doors just over two years ago. We've hosted Tech Inclusion, where public school students learned valuable problem solving skills, took part in team-building workshops, met entrepreneurs, tech industry investors, marketers and educators. BlueStamp Engineering was a six-week summer program for high school students, to assist them in pursuing technical projects of their own. We even hosted the First Lego League, an effort to teach young students how to approach global issues such as food safety, renewable energy, and environmental consciousness.

Over the summer of 2017 we plan to host more events in this vein, as it conforms to our mission statement and overall goals as a unique not-for-profit organization.  Follow our Facebook page and this blog to get more updates on our itinerary for the next few months, and other in-depth examinations on what's happening at the Innovation Hangar.